Movies | Film
The UGA Willson Center, in partnership with Whatever It Takes Athens, will present a four-day festival dedicated to the films, television work, and music videos of JIM MCKAY, a director, writer, and producer who lived and worked in Athens during the late 1980s and early 1990s. C-Hundred Film Corp., the production company that McKay formed with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe during that time, remains an active partnership to this day. See more on McKay's body of work HERE
McKay and special guests, including DAVID DALEY, editor-in-chief of Salon.com, will introduce screenings and participate in post-film Q&A sessions, as well as in a panel discussion on the UGA campus. All proceeds from the festival will go to Whatever It Takes, an initiative of the local nonprofit Family Connection – Communities in Schools whose mission is to fight poverty in Athens through support for public education and families.
FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15:
7:30 p.m. • CinéLab • Opening reception with music videos screening and memorabilia exhibit
8:30 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of TOURFILM with intro and Q&A featuring David Daley, editor-in-chief of Salon.com
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16:
4:00 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of GIRLS TOWN with intro and Q&A featuring Jim McKay
7:15 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of EVERYDAY PEOPLE with intro and Q&A featuring Jim McKay
9:30 p.m. • Little Kings Shuffle Club • Screening of “Treme” episode “Saints” with intro by Jim McKay SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17:
2:00 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of OUR SONG with intro and Q&A featuring Jim McKay and Tim Johnson, Executive Director of Family Connection - Communities in Schools
4:30 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of ANGEL RODRIGUEZ with intro and Q&A featuring Jim McKay
7:00 p.m. • Ciné • Screening of TOURFILMMONDAY NOVEMBER 18:
1:25 p.m. • UGA Fine Arts Building, Balcony Theatre • Panel discussion on working in the film and television industries featuring Jim McKay, David Daley, and Nate Kohn
8:00 p.m. • UGA Tate Center Theatre • Screening of AMERICAN MOVIE with intro and Q&A featuring Jim McKay
TICKETING: All online ticket sales will be held for will-call pickup at the Ciné Box Office, available 30mins prior to each show start. Please bring picture ID and printed receipt as proof of purchase. A valid student ID must be presented at pickup for any tickets purchased with the student discount pricing.Ticketing information for events held on UGA campus or at Little Kings Shuffle Club can be obtained at that venue directly.
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